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Round House Cordwood Build Time-lapse

On 7/23/12 at 9:25 AM +1000, peter robey wrote…:
Hey Lloyd,
Hope you are well. Peter here from Tasmania in Australia. I bought your shelter books over a year ago and have near worn them out. You very politely showed an interest in our small cordwood cabin we live in.
   This is a quick note to send you a youtube link, a time lapse of the past 6 weeks of building a 16-sided round house - post and beam frame.
   It's just the missus and I building and we are not builders and wrapping our heads around funky angles and staying married has been a great challenge.!!
   That crane is an engine crane with a modified jib and a water tank bolted to the back for ballast. Cost me $12 in castor wheels.
   The round posts are around the 750-800 pounds in weight and about 18.5 feet high.
   The crane isn't safe but it works and we got through the 24 posts.
   Unfortunately the Aust. code book prevents us from doing anything remotely like the west coast builders in your books; however we have bent the rules where we can.
   All the best.
Pete

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Pete
our code books dont allow for much either......thats why we put up gates that say "guard dogs on duty" as a welcome for any nosy inspectors!

best of luck to all you Down Under!!

jparkes said...

Just Awesome!! I love the time lapse, a great way to deal with all those otherwise boring pictures we all take of our progress...i would love to see the rest of the project and a thorough walk through when completed.

Kay L. Davies said...

Blimey, that's some kinda Aussie ingenuity, Lloyd, and he says he can't build anything like the ones built on the west coast of North America?
K

Martin said...

Pretty cool! However (there's always a 'however'), I noted a few parts of the sequence where someone appeared to be working solo - not a good idea on a construction site, especially on the second level with no real flooring down - just what appears to be loose plywood.

Sometimes though, it just has to be that way - I've done it myself.

Alex Ingram said...

Good fences, make better neighbors. Good luck!

Jordan said...

Looking forward to seeing the rest of the project. Thanks for taking the time to make this video. Best of luck

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing.

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